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Bristol City 2-1 Carlisle United

Marvin Elliott

Substitute Marvin Elliott scored twice in three minutes as Bristol City came from behind to beat Carlisle.

The visitors were ahead after 36 minutes when Adam El-Abd brought down Charni Ekangamene and Brad Potts drilled in the resulting free-kick.

But Elliott, introduced as one of two half-time substitutes by manager Steve Cotterill, headed City level.

And the Jamaica midfielder earned his side all three points when he volleyed home from Jay Emmanuel-Thomas's corner.

It means Bristol City move out of the League One drop zone for the first time since November and sit 20th, while Carlisle are two places and three points above them.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bristol City midfielder Marvin Elliott told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Post-match: Bristol City's Elliott

"I'm happy with today but I don't want the super-sub tag to stick.

"We were told [at half-time] to up the tempo. We thought we were a bit flat.

"Today was more about the result as we've got ourselves out of the bottom four on goal difference.

"It's important that we strike up a little run now to get away from some of the teams."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 30Moore
  • 21PackBooked at 90mins
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 18El-AbdBooked at 42mins
  • 5Flint
  • 3WilliamsSubstituted forElliottat 45'minutes
  • 17Cunningham
  • 8ElliottSubstituted forBurnsat 45'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 9Baldock
  • 14ReidSubstituted forBarnettat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 2Moloney
  • 15Bryan
  • 23Barnett
  • 25Elliott
  • 27Burns
  • 34Gillett

Carlisle

  • 20Fleming
  • 3Robson
  • 39Chimbonda
  • 10EkangameneSubstituted forSymingtonat 89'minutes
  • 30Meppen-Walter
  • 23O'Hanlon
  • 31DrennanSubstituted forByrneat 77'minutes
  • 21Berrett
  • 7Amoo
  • 8NobleSubstituted forGuyat 73'minutes
  • 16PottsBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 19Symington
  • 25Byrne
  • 27Brough
  • 29Guy
  • 32Dempsey
  • 40Bouzanis
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
11,029

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away3
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 2, Carlisle United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 2, Carlisle United 1.

Booking

Wes Burns (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Wes Burns (Bristol City).

David Amoo (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Carlisle United).

Booking

Brad Potts (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Wes Burns (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brad Potts (Carlisle United).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

David Symington (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. David Symington replaces Charni Ekangamene.

Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sam Byrne (Carlisle United).

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Pascal Chimbonda (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Tyrone Barnett.

Foul by Marvin Elliott (Bristol City).

Brad Potts (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Brad Potts (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Marvin Elliott.

Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Sam Byrne replaces Michael Drennan.

Foul by Adam El-Abd (Bristol City).

Charni Ekangamene (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Lewis Guy replaces Liam Noble.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Adam El-Abd.

Foul by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City).

Charni Ekangamene (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 2, Carlisle United 1. Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Pascal Chimbonda.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 1, Carlisle United 1. Marvin Elliott (Bristol City) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sam Baldock.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Pascal Chimbonda.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Tyrone Barnett replaces Bobby Reid.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Sean O'Hanlon.

Attempt blocked. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brentford29196451272463
2Wolves29187449202961
3Leyton Orient28186459263360
4Preston281410438271152
5Rotherham29149651381351
6Walsall291210736261046
7Peterborough28143114840845
8Swindon29125124639741
9Port Vale27123123942-339
10MK Dons28106124142-136
11Gillingham29105143949-1035
12Coventry2712875547834
13Bradford2871383834434
14Colchester2681083534134
15Oldham2996143341-833
16Crawley2571082934-531
17Tranmere2987143250-1831
18Carlisle2886143249-1730
19Crewe2986153054-2430
20Bristol City28512114046-627
21Shrewsbury2969142839-1127
22Notts County3083193750-1327
23Sheff Utd2768132638-1226
24Stevenage2664162444-2022
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